Since Michael D. Steger started practicing law in 1993, he has sought to help solve his clients’ problems and expand their business opportunities. Whether in business transactions, litigation and other disputes, or counseling behind the scenes, he has focused on providing value to the individuals, companies and other entities that he has served. Mr. Steger founded the firm in 2005.
Trademark Office Not High on Marijuana Trademarks
The rapid growth of the legal marijuana and cannabis industries has created a wide range of opportunities and challenges for lawyers advising clients developing businesses in that space. From challenges shipping products to land use issues to the inability to use...
Be the Master of Your Domain
A new client recently engaged our firm to handle an increasingly common problem: someone had registered a domain name that was almost identical to the client's own website. The only difference between the client's domain and the fake site was an "S" in the domain...
Rafael Nadal is Better at Clay Court Tennis than Anyone Else is at Anything
Rafael Nadal is the greatest clay court tennis player of all time. Rafael Nadal is better at clay court tennis than anyone else is at doing anything else.
Foreign Trademarks Must Be Registered in the U.S. to Be Enforceable Here
Foreign trademark owners must register their trademarks in the United States to obtain federal trademark protection.
Beware of Trademark “Registration” Scams
Trademark owners must be aware of scammers who solicit registrations for fraudulent trademark “registries” that provide now value to their customers. Any legitimate communication from the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be sent to the trademark owner’s attorney of record.